Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    NewHopeR is offline Senior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Chinese
      • Home Country:
      • China
      • Current Location:
      • China
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    1,049
    Post Thanks / Like

    Does "the Creator who, stirring in the depths of his spirit..." mean ...?

    Does "the Creator who, stirring in the depths of his spirit, stimulated him, anticipating and assisting his intuitions" mean:
    "the Creator stired in the depths of Galileo's spirit, stimulated Galileo, anticipated Galileo's intuitions and assisted his intuitions"?

    Context:

    der of his life, and his publications were banned. Only in 1992—359 years after the trial—was an apology issued by Pope John Paul II: "Galileo sensed in his scientific research the presence of the Creator who, stirring in the depths of his spirit, stimulated him, anticipating and assisting his intuitions."

  2. #2
    Barb_D's Avatar
    Barb_D is offline Moderator
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Other
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    17,466
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Does "the Creator who, stirring in the depths of his spirit..." mean ...?

    Yes
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 4
    Last Post: 17-Sep-2012, 05:23
  2. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-Jul-2012, 20:53
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-Sep-2008, 09:27
  4. confusing words "expressed" or "express" and "named" or"names"
    By Dawood Usmani in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 26-Oct-2007, 20:33
  5. "creator" and "creative"
    By activemind in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 24-Apr-2005, 16:49

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •